It’s as if people have taken the #MeToo movement and twisted it backwards and sideways and so many directions that it’s stopping them from focusing on what it really is: a movement against sexual harassment and assault.
How does a sexual assailant permit themselves that behavior when they exist in the same society we all exist in? Didn’t they know it was wrong? The answer is hinted at in how they word their denials.
My assailant is not famous. If I told my story on Facebook, millions of people wouldn’t cry out for me in support.
She accused him of ‘outing’ her and telling an older woman that she should sleep with her to “make her realize she’s gay.”
Sexual predators aren’t just creepy men who live down the street or shadowy figures who follow you down alleyways. They’re your classmates, your friends, your family members. Sometimes, they’re your heroes.
You are not excused for standing by, as a man, woman, or person, enjoying your pedestal and wealth and comfort.
Start naming names and kicking ass. People have been victimized long enough.
You don’t mess with Princess Leia.
Women are not happy about his hypocritical message.
“She has a look of pure terror in her eyes. Her eyes widen, and she glances behind me. I catch a flash of new, fresh fear in her eyes, and she screams, ‘HE’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!’”